Jackson Martinez has denied that he’s agreed a deal to join AC Milan and revealed that he’s also close to joining other clubs, something which could alert Arsene Wenger if reports are to be believed, The Guardian reports.
A release clause present in Martinez’s contract meant that a summer move seemed likely this summer, but we may yet have a chance of luring the Colombian to north London.
As the report suggests, a move to Italian side AC Milan seemed like a done deal, but Martinez has since rejected that notion and revealed that his future will become clearer in the coming days.
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“I’m as close to Milan as I am to other clubs,” the Porto forward was quoted as saying.
“In the next few days I will decide my future.”
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Martinez has proven himself as a fearsome marksmen during his time at Porto, scoring 92 goals in 132 appearances in all competitions.
Currently in Chile competing in the Copa America, Martinez’s moving to us remains highly unlikely despite his recent comments. While we were previously known for conducting our business in secret, our recent signings have all been expected.
Considering that Martinez turns 29 in October, Wenger may look to target a more long-term option to spearhead our attack should we sign a striker.